June 11, 2013
Wallace L. "Wally" Campbell, 85, died Sunday at Christiana Hospital.
Wally was born in Philadelphia in 1927 to Theodore L. and Janet Wallace Campbell.
After graduating from Lansdowne High School and attending a year of college, he spent time in the Army in the states as well as the Philippine Islands.
In 1950, he received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Penn State University
, where he was a member of the Sigma Pi fraternity.
He was subsequently employed as a plant engineer by Atlas Powder Co.
In 1951, he married Jeanne M. Stamm and in that same year was transferred to the bay area of California. After nine years, he was transferred to Joplin, Mo., as plant engineer. After 10 years in Missouri, he was again transferred in 1970 to Wilmington, Del., to the Central Engineering Department, as the company evolved from Atlas to ICI to Astra Zeneca.
Wally retired in 1989 after 39 years of service.
His retirement was spent enjoying several hobbies, including landscape painting (water colors and oil), woodworking, gardening and traveling.
He was also active in his local civic association.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Scott Campbell.
Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Jeanne; daughters, Dianne (Walter) Kuchlak and Christine (Perry) Salisbury; a son, Mark S. Campbell, MD (Cindy); five grandchildren, Aimee, Andrew, Andrea, Rebekah and Emily; and three great-grandchildren, Ian, Tyler and Benjamin.
Services will be held privately. Memorial contributions may be made to a
. Arrangements are by Chandler Funeral Homes, Wilmington, Del. Visit www.chandlerfuneralhome.com